Whoever is elected is indebted not to voters but to the special interests that provided the campaign money. Once elected the official serves the private interest groups that put the official in office. In America the government can be bought and sold just like everything else. In its Citizens United ruling, a Republican Supreme Court put its stamp of approval on the right of corporations to purchase the US government.
Each state has its own dominant interest groups that win every election. In Florida real estate developers routinely defeat the environment and local communities. Developers have even been known to form organizations that pose as conservation supporters in order to misrepresent and defeat conservation measures.
FK – This country is so far gone it will take a great evil to awaken it, if at all. Millions would bow down to a king if they thought they could get something out of it.
FK – Predicting the future is a tricky thing unless one chooses the mindlessness of pretending that 3000-year-old tribal propaganda tells us all we need to know. Ideas have a way of filtering into societies and affecting them in unexpected ways.
Democrats kept 54 of the 100 House seats, the same number they had going into the election.
House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, said Democrats “are very lucky and blessed” to keep control of the House.
Stumbo said he will ask the Democratic majority to re-elect him speaker, the House’s No. 1 leadership position.
FK – Well we had high hopes, not that the republicrats would magically fix anything anymore than they will in the u.S. Senate. Kentuckians are a strange bunch. Someone I was campaigning with the other day repeated to me what he heard from a prospective voter: “I’m been registered democrat all my life but I always vote republican.”
Why this can’t translate into a Kentucky legislature and governor’s mansion free of commies is a mystery to me. The Republican party of Kentucky has a lot of house cleaning to do.
FK – ‘Friends‘ don’t elect trash to hire Nazis to kill you for refusing to obey their commie/authoritarian laws.
FK – Missed this one last week. I’m tired of hearing about it but if the Ebola apocalypse happens there’s not a lot we can do about it beyond wonder why enough didn’t wake up years ago to how evil the empire has become and fight to tear it town and restore the Bill of Rights and expand human Liberty. If Ebola or some other disease, natural or not, kills millions or billions or brings about a near-extinction event the survivors will simply adjust their mythology, secular and otherwise, and move on.
Mr. Frein faces charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, possession of weapons of mass destruction and reckless endangerment. The county’s District Attorney plans on seeking the death penalty. A week after the shootings, the F.B.I. placed him on the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. The search became a game of cat and mouse. Several sightings of Frein were reported but police were unable to get close. The agent in charge of the ATF office in Philadelphia made an announcement after the capture of Frein. “Frein has been stripped of his guns, his bombs and his freedom.”
Frein gave up because he had no where to run and was outgunned. State Police commissioner Frank Noonan spoke to reporters detailing the capture of Frein. “When they approached it (the hangar), they saw an individual that they thought was Eric Frein, and they ordered him to surrender, to get down on his knees and raise his hands, which is what he did,” “Once they approached him, he admitted his identity and he was taken into custody.”
FK – From the looks of his face he may have ‘fallen down the stairs’ at the police station. Let’s hope we can find out exactly why he did what he did and get punishment if he truly deserves it. But since he allegedly committed the unpardonable sin of killing one of the police state’s untouchables that’s unlikely. The fact that he surrendered may indicate that he may foolishly believe he can get justice from the ‘just-us’ system.
FK – The ‘drug war’ exists because it makes the ‘right ones’ money, on all sides. It was probably created for this. That’s how they think.
The most evil thing about the ‘drug war’ is that it conditions the sheeple to accept the police state in order to ‘feel safer.’ There are plenty of stupid sheeple, every presidential election cycle proves this. In a free society laws are not passed to protect the stupid from themselves.